Nora Heitzman-Breen, Virginia Tech
Authors: Nora Heitzman-Breen, Quiyana Murphy, Jennifer Smucker
2023 AWM Research Symposium
Panels, Roundtables, and Other Events

The goal of this session is to connect undergraduate and graduate students from different universities, disciplines, and levels. Graduate students will moderate a discussion on topics related to the understanding of what it means to be a graduate student and how to make the most out of this experience. This will be a space to discuss the ins and outs of going to graduate school from both a practical perspective, by addressing concerns related to the application process, selecting a school, and navigating the advisor-advisee relationship, and from a social and emotional perceptive, by addressing the topics of work-life balance, finding community, and self-advocating. We aim for this session to be a safe space for students to freely discuss these topics, and therefore respectfully limit the participants to students.

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